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Aug 2012

A Celebrity in our Midst?

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A Celebrity in our Midst?

Who doesn’t want to be a star – being famous, living the good life and raising money for a great cause while you’re at it?

I’m too adorable!

Winnipeg dog owners seem serious about the dream. Hundreds of them – along with the cutest, the cuddliest, the smartest, most talented, most dignified and most adorable dogs – turned out for Sunday’s Casting Call.

Kilcona Park’s dogs were well-represented.  One of our own could be the next star in a national Fido commercial!!

The dog with the most votes wins, so get busy and cast your votes at – One vote per person per dog per day until Sept. 10.

The “studio” opened 9am and by 9:30 the line-up of people and dogs stretched across the lawns as far as the parking lot.

If you missed the 2pm photo shoot cut-off, you can still enter the contest by posting a favorite photo of your aspiring actor at

The nation-wide Casting Call is expected to help raise $200,000 for Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides.

The Kilcona event was sponsored by Fido Mobile in partnership with Kilcona Park Dog Club Inc.


Director of Membership Lee-Ann Zacharias acknowledges KPDC’s corporate sponsors.

KPDC Gold Sponsers Mobile Paws and Sprockett’s Doggy Day Camp groomers were recruited by Fido to provide VIP services at the photo shoot and the results were impressive. The dogs – positively fetching!

At the photo shoot

KPDC would like to thank our Platinum Sponsor, Pet Valu (Reenders and Rivergrove locations), Gold Sponsors McPhillips Animal Hospital and Dogfather Pet Services, and City of Winnipeg Animal Services Agency,  and Winnipeg Parks and Open Spaces for helping to make the event such a big success.

Treats at the Pet Valu/Groomingdale’s booth.

Groomer, Michelle Reader and Operations Manager, Stacey Cameron


McPhillips Animal Hospital Veterinary Technician, Jen Derkson with her golden retriever, Sierra.

Winners of the McPhillips draw for doggy travel kits

Chris Dales and Sophie

Lisa Menoella and Sky

Winners of the McPhillips draw for doggy lunch buckets

Cherise Alksne and Bella

Giselle Perkin and Shasta

Kaitlynn and Snowy



Rupert catches a few zees at Dogfather Pet Services Daycare-in-the-Park


Mosaic’s Event Coordinator, Salar Ghoreshi searches for the owner of an off- leash dog loose in the on-leash area.

Winnipeg Animal Services Agency Licence Inspectors help with the search and grab a leash.


Special thanks to Kilcona Park foreman, Mark Storimans for moving in extra picnic tables and litter baskets and to park staff Leslie Eng and Ron Gilkes for their help with set-up and clean-up.

The Board of Directors also thanks Winnipeg Park Services East Area Technician, Karl Thordarson and Winnipeg Public Works Customer Service Rep, Louise Lanthier for support in planning and organizing the event.


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